Heidi G. Villari

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

The Villari Firm, PLLC
 | 1125 Walnut St, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-600-1363
Fax: 215-600-1309
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

As managing partner at The Villari Firm, PLLC, Heidi G. Villari represents people in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who have suffered due to a personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice. Her aggressive approach to holding people accountable for their wrongdoing has resulted in a number of favorable outcomes for clients.

Prior to the advocacy she does for clients today, Ms. Villari was an attorney who defended people facing personal injury lawsuits. She uses that experience when advocating for clients, where she understands the tactics at play and how to obtain compensation. To date, Ms. Villari has obtained up to $80 million in settlement and awards.

One of Ms. Villari’s most notable cases involved a client who was injured in a helicopter crash. Ms. Villari took the case to trial, that resulted in an $8 million award. In another case, she negotiated a $20 million settlement on behalf of two twin babies who suffered a severe hypoxic injury at 20 weeks gestation and a $9.75 million dollar settlement involving a man who suffered complete blindness following surgery.   She also recovered a $2million dollar settlement for parents whose infant died due to a negligent labor and delivery. These are just a few of the many seven-figure awards she has obtained. For successes like these, she holds an Avvo “Excellent” rating.

In 1993, Ms. Villari earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Villanova University. She then received a Juris Doctor in 1998 from the Widener University Commonwealth Law School. While in law school, she took part in moot court competitions.

Today, she is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Justinian Society.   She is a Board Member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.

Outside her practice, Ms. Villari serves as a judge pro tempore and teaches fellow attorneys through continuing education courses. She also enjoys spending time with her son and exercising.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019

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About Heidi Villari

Admitted: 1998, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://thevillarifirm.com/heidi-g-villari-esquire/

Honors/Awards:

  • Ms. Villari sits as a Judge Pro Tempore for her home county, Philadelphia., Judge Pro Tempore, Philaelphia County, 2019
  • Suburban Life Magazine recognized Ms. Villari as a Top Attorney in 2017 for all Personal Injury matters.  Ms. Villari has also been recognized as a Top Attorney in 2018 as presented by Philadelphia Magazine.  A member of Litigation Counsel of America since 2017., Top Attorney in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Magazine
  • Avvo “Excellent” rating

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Hearing officer, Disciplinary Board of the Commonweatlh of Pennsylvania, 2019
  • Board Member, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Committee for the Women in Profession, Member
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Compulsory Arbitration Committee, Member
  • Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia Lawyers' Club, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, State Civil Litigation Committee, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • United States District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Justinian Society, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Judge Pro Tempore, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, 2017
  • Judge Pro Temp, Philadelphia County, 2013-16
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Philadelphia County, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, How to Handle the Ostreperous Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Ms. Villari teaches NJ law to Pa Practitioners in a repeat course that is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute., Faculty Member and Course Planner , NJ Superior Court Law, 2019
  • CLE seminars, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • CLE seminars, Pennsylvania Association of Justice
  • Course Planner and Teacher, Premise Liability; Evidence, Planes Trains and Buses, Pennsylvania Bar Institute and PAJ, 2011
  • Frequent Lecturer and Course Planner, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • In August 2018, I served as course planner and faculty member of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Premises Liability Seminar for Continuing Legal Education., Course Planner and Faculty Member
  • In June 2018, I served as the course planner and faculty member of Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Raising the Stakes Seminar where each faculty member taught how to drive up settlements and trial awards through strategy at pre-trial and trial stages., Course Planner and Faculty Member, Raising the Stakes- How to raise the stakes of settlement and trial awards, 2018

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $11,000,000 verdict-On June 5, 2019, a Bucks County jury awarded Ms. Villari's client, Stephanie G. Eleven Million Dollars in a medical malpractice matter.   The case was tried by Ms. Villari.  Stephanie G. was injured when she was passed over for a c-section delivery despite various risk factors that she should have a surgical delivery.   The vaginal delivery resulted in a tear that incorrectly repaired and resulted in fecal incontinence., 2019
  • Confidential 9.75 Million dollar settlement involving case where 58 year old man suffered from total blindness post-cardiac surgery., 2017
  • On June 5, 2019, A Bucks County jury returned a verdict in the amount of $11,000,000 Million Dollars in favor of Ms. Villari's client, Stephanie Giberson who was made to undergo a c-section despite various risk factors that led to a vaginal tear.  As a result Stephanie complained of fecal and urinary incontinence and disfigurment.   The verdict is one of the highest medical malpractice verdits in the histoy of Bucks County.
  • Confidential $20,000,000 settlement on September 12, 2017.  Case involved hypoxic injury of twin fetuses at 25 weeks gestation resulting in severe brain injury of twin siblings., 2017
  • Ms. Villari has participated in a combined total amount of $80 Million Dollars in Awards and Settlements since she started working at the Beasley Firm.
  • 2.3 Million Dollar Settlement for necrotic stomach and loss of finger in December 2017; Seven Figure Confidential Settlement after two days of trial in a medical malpractice case in Summer 2018; Seven Figure Confidential Settlement after opening statements in an amusement park injury case 2018; 2 Million Dollar Settlement re: prisoner rights 1983 action; $675,000 settlement of legal malpractice claim in 2018  , 2017

Representative Clients:

  • Ms. Villari represents the catastrophically injured and their loved ones who have suffered substantial injury or death.  She finds professional gratification in representing suffering children.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • In September, 2017, Ms. Villari was honored and moved in as a board member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyer Association., 2017

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Educational Background:

  • Villanova University,1993, B.A., English with Communications minor

Industry Groups

  • Catastrophic Loss And Wrongful Death
  • Construction Accident
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Trucking And Transportation
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Office Location for Heidi G. Villari

1125 Walnut St
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-600-1363

Fax: 215-600-1309

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Last Updated: 10/15/2019

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